Who We Are
Scleroderma Atlantic is committed to enhancing the lives of those living with scleroderma through education, awareness, patient support and advocacy for patient wellness. Our organization supports vital research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for scleroderma.
Respect, professionalism, confidentiality, availability, inclusivity, cooperation, and collaboration.
To identify, connect with, and know everyone living with scleroderma in Atlantic Canada.
The origins of Scleroderma Atlantic began when Mary Beth Clark started hosting scleroderma support groups in 1989 through the Arthritis Society. Mary Beth went on to become a founder of Scleroderma Canada in 1999.
In 2010, Halifax hosted the Scleroderma Canada conference. This conference brought dedicated, regional volunteers together, who launched the Scleroderma Society of Nova Scotia, which was incorporated in 2013.
In May of 2020, the society undertook a large expansion to form Scleroderma Atlantic. Our society is now committed to providing education, advocacy, support, and resources to all of the Atlantic provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Our Board Members
President, Executive Board
Jason Doucette is President of Scleroderma Atlantic and past president of Scleroderma Canada. He has been involved with the local organization since 2013. Jason volunteers his time and efforts in memory of his mother, Linda, who passed away with scleroderma in 2012.
Vice President, Executive Board
Michelle Richard is a past president of Scleroderma Canada. While in her 30s, she was diagnosed with diffuse systemic scleroderma. Michelle strives to create more awareness of the disease and to provide advocacy for those living with scleroderma.
Treasurer, Executive Board
Theresa Henneberry is Treasurer of Scleroderma Atlantic. She has been involved with the organization since its inception and believes in its core values and mission. Theresa volunteers in memory of her mother, Marie, who passed away with scleroderma in 2007.
Director, Prince Edward Island
Director, Newfoundland and Labrador
Director, New Brunswick
Mary Beth Clark
Director, Nova Scotia
Get in Touch
6155 North Street, PO Box 31102 Gladstone
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3K 4P0